Multifilament has no place in the tour for good reason.

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Multifilament I believe is, for lack of better word, late to the pro tour. Why? Multi is pretty much cheaper natural gut, but higher quality than synthetic gut. However (most) pros can afford the real natural gut, which is superior to multi, however could we see multi come on tour?

Poly: 1

Multi: 0
 

haegger

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Multifilament I believe is, for lack of better word, late to the pro tour. Why? Multi is pretty much cheaper natural gut, but higher quality than synthetic gut. However (most) pros can afford the real natural gut, which is superior to multi, however could we see multi come on tour?

Poly: 1

Multi: 0
Good point!
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
Dan Evans last I heard.

I would suspect there is a fair number of wta or atp players outside the top 100 who string it in a hybrid.
 
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uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Gilles Simon and Naomi Osaka are two who come to mind who use multi in hybrid setups.
Osaka was on gut, moved from Rexis

Last I heard Simon was onto poly/gut and away from Intellitour

Dan Evans last I heard.

I would suspect there is a fair number of wta or atp players outside the top 100 who string it in a hybrid.
Dan is now on gut, has been since at least last Grass season

Of the men in the top 300, I can recall only 2 of those using a multi, Kyle Edmund and Jay Clarke.

There's probably double that in womens top 200
 
Osaka was on gut, moved from Rexis

Last I heard Simon was onto poly/gut and away from Intellitour



Dan is now on gut, has been since at least last Grass season

Of the men in the top 300, I can recall only 2 of those using a multi, Kyle Edmund and Jay Clarke.

There's probably double that in womens top 200
Would you say that there's a place for multis on tour anymore?
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
Osaka was on gut, moved from Rexis

Last I heard Simon was onto poly/gut and away from Intellitour



Dan is now on gut, has been since at least last Grass season

Of the men in the top 300, I can recall only 2 of those using a multi, Kyle Edmund and Jay Clarke.

There's probably double that in womens top 200
Interesting thanks. I think natural gut is the 'natural' progression from a multi. For me, it does everything a multi does but better, so makes sense to see some changes from the pros.
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Would you say that there's a place for multis on tour anymore?
I think there's a place for almost any string. It comes down to what a player is looking for, and how it works for them. It's certainly a good way for younger players to move forward and maybe use it as step to gut.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
That’s new for Venus. She used to use full alu power @ 51lbs
I thought the sequence went: Venus & Serena both used full gut. They found out Federer used a hybrid, mistakenly 4g and not ALU rough, and both went to that. I've never heard of Venus using full ALU. She may have changed her crosses, but can anyone verify she used an all-poly at any time? @uk_skippy
 

uk_skippy

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That’s new for Venus. She used to use full alu power @ 51lbs
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I thought the sequence went: Venus & Serena both used full gut. They found out Federer used a hybrid, mistakenly 4g and not ALU rough, and both went to that. I've never heard of Venus using full ALU. She may have changed her crosses, but can anyone verify she used an all-poly at any time? @uk_skippy
Not sure about the Federer thing @Rabbit but I wouldnt dismiss it either; its plausible.

Both Serena & Venus moved from full gut to gut/4g. Venus then change to ALU Power on the crosses. Last information I have is gut/ ALU P from Wimby '19 But I can ask a friend about AUS '20.

Now Venus, may have used all ALU Power to test; but it was never a permanent thing. She only changed from 4g to ALU Power last year
 

Nicholo

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Not sure about the Federer thing @Rabbit but I wouldnt dismiss it either; its plausible.

Both Serena & Venus moved from full gut to gut/4g. Venus then change to ALU Power on the crosses. Last information I have is gut/ ALU P from Wimby '19 But I can ask a friend about AUS '20.

Now Venus, may have used all ALU Power to test; but it was never a permanent thing. She only changed from 4g to ALU Power last year
She used full ALU Power at the US open last year. Dunno what she doing now.
Source: my eyes in the Wilson stringers room
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
She used full ALU Power at the US open last year. Dunno what she doing now.
Source: my eyes in the Wilson stringers room
Thanks. Got confirmation that she also used that at AUS. So basically the change from gut/ALU P to full ALU P is since Wimby last year. Before then she was always using gut either in full or later with a hybrid.
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Osaka was on gut, moved from Rexis

Last I heard Simon was onto poly/gut and away from Intellitour



Dan is now on gut, has been since at least last Grass season

Of the men in the top 300, I can recall only 2 of those using a multi, Kyle Edmund and Jay Clarke.

There's probably double that in womens top 200
Jay has since moved to Alu/Gut.
 

aaron_h27

Professional
never thought I'd never see the day where a WS was using full poly. Wonder why though, feel like she needs the power since her movement has declined
 
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Deleted member 768841

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never thought I'd never see the day where a WS was using full poly. Wonder why though, feel like she needs the power since her movement has declined
I’d imagine the racquet tech/changes if they are changing would require them to use lower powered strings, I’d love to know if Serena is using a really old blade or something.
 

aaron_h27

Professional
I’d imagine the racquet tech/changes if they are changing would require them to use lower powered strings, I’d love to know if Serena is using a really old blade or something.
Nothing has changed about rackets in the last 15-20 years or so, its personal preference. Serena still uses gut mains and so does Fed, Djok, Kerber, etc...im just wondering why someone on her team thought full poly would be a good fit for Venus considering how she plays.
 

Nicholo

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Nothing has changed about rackets in the last 15-20 years or so, its personal preference. Serena still uses gut mains and so does Fed, Djok, Kerber, etc...im just wondering why someone on her team thought full poly would be a good fit for Venus considering how she plays.
I was surprised to see it too. Maybe it’s something she does when she’s feeling injured (in her legs).
 

speedysteve

Legend
Laura Siegmund used(s) RS New York - multifilament, and RS poly Lyon hybrid.
New York is pretty pricey! I'm tempted (but er no..).
 
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Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
Well, multifilament string is meant to mimic natural gut in its play-ability but not be as expensive so that ordinary people can get something that is close to gut without the expense. Pros livelihoods depend on optimum equipment and it is a tool to help them earn their living.
The ones that use the multifilament strings may have grown up using them and are used to them and don't want to change.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Well, multifilament string is meant to mimic natural gut in its play-ability but not be as expensive so that ordinary people can get something that is close to gut without the expense. Pros livelihoods depend on optimum equipment and it is a tool to help them earn their living.
The ones that use the multifilament strings may have grown up using them and are used to them and don't want to change.
I dont think a good multi is inepensive at all. Furthermore it hinders the snapback of a poly in a hybrid stringjob. Furthermore it isnt durable at all, nor is gut. Sgut is much better cross in a hybrid. Thats why pros generally dont use multi.
 

3virgul14

Rookie
Velocity is as good as many above average poly in tension maintenance , spin, snapback and durability, it is one of the softest string after guts ( 135lbs for 17 gauge) and i got the last 2 reels for 65 each.

It is also in the top 20 selling string list so probably too good to be true, Head will take it off the market I believe. Usually happens like that.
 
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